Snow in Rome!

At the time of writing this post, watery sunshine and the palest of blue skies may have returned to Rome, yet earlier today the city looked very different - Romans and tourists were able to enjoy the rare treat of seeing the major landmarks of the Eternal City under a picturesque covering of snow!

Saint Peter's after heavy snow - 12 February, 2010

It is extremely unusual for snow to fall in Rome – in fact, the last time the capital saw any significant snowfall was back in 1986.

Saints on collonnade at Saint Peter's Square in the snow

The saints in the snow here are (from left to right): St. Francis of Assisi, St. Bernard, St. Benedict, St. Ignatius Loyola and St. Remigius.

Photo © Deborah Swain - All rights reserved


Verian said…
The saints look quite chilly.